Before the start of yesterdays game a nice little moment happened between a young fan and Yasiel Puig. As you can see in the pic above, the Dodger fan held up a sign offering to do push-ups in exchange for a bat. Obviously, Puig couldn't help but take the bait. So, he negotiated an exchange. For 50 push-ups he would get one of his bats. You can go here to watch the kid complete the task -- all the while, Puig provided all the encouragement he could muster.
BTW, the Dodgers defeated the Padres, 9-4, to remain just a couple games behind the Nationals for home field advantage during the upcoming NLDS.
Photo above via Jon SooHoo/LA Dodgers 2016. Go here to check out a more pics of yesterdays game taken by Jon SooHoo. Below are more links to check out:
- This Day in Dodgers History: In 1923 Ebbets Field in Brooklyn held Zach Wheat Day in honor of the retiring Hall of Fame outfielder. In 1956 Don Newcombe won his 27th game of the season. He defeated the Pirates, 8-6, at Forbes Field. In 1999 the Dodgers Giants play the very last Baseball game at Candlestick Park in San Francisco. The Dodgers defeated the Gnats, 9-4.
- Happy Birthday. Johnny Podres, José Lima, Kenley Jansen and Nap Rucker!